Explore the most popular forest trails near Palo Alto with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very nice and mostly shaded trail but very difficult for the average person.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of sunny areas. Wasn't too hot today but could be on other days.

great views. minimum 4 ltrs water. no cellphone signal. must have poles. you need a day to chillax after it. overall, lovely and tough.

great beautiful kids friendly hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Good hike with 2 streams (same stream 2 crossing points). Shaded on most parts and last mile of uphill had me huffing and puffing. Had it not been for the streams I'm not sure I'd do it again as there weren't spectacular views at the top of table top. Parking is right next to the trail head.

Mature redwood and douglas fir trees provide excellent shade cover in this beautiful hike that involves two creek crossings (no bridge). Ideally done in late spring - fall (before rainy season), be prepared for trail closures after good rains when the creek flows in force. With 2100 feet elev gain, this is an excellent workout too.

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hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great loop. Keep an eye out for horseback riders. Parking fills up fast on the weekends.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Just a little short trail.

on Bol Park Bike Path

walking
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A quiet biking, walking and running path connecting Palo Alto to Mountain View. It runs along the sports fields behind GUNN High School as well as through Bol Park. I see lots of people walking their dogs or commuting to school/work. Paved path with a dirt path option.

on Bol Park Bike Path

walking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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